November 21 Monthly Micro Longlist

Many thanks to everyone who took part in this month’s micro comp. We received 88 entries and enjoyed reading them all. Congrats to the writers of the following stories that have made the longlist. No telling which is yours though!

First prize is £132 and second prize £88. People’s Prize announced along with the results!

The shortlist will be announced and go online for voting on Monday 15th November. Good luck everyone!

Longlisted Stories

  • A Man With a Cracked Heart Walks into a Bar
  • A Sign of the Times
  • Consolations
  • Don’t Go Looking
  • End of the Line
  • Fait Accompli
  • Five Signs That You’re Not Cut Out for a Role in Customer Service
  • If Life Was a Circus, You Were My Clown
  • Looking for God in a Sea-Worn Sphere
  • Memorials
  • Memories
  • One for Sorrow
  • One for sorrow, Two for joy, Three for a girl, Four for a boy, Five for silver, Six for gold, Seven for a secret never to be told
  • Our Friend Celia Takes a Turn for the Worse
  • Proof of Life
  • Reduced but Undiminshed
  • She is Everywhere and Nowhere
  • Signing Off
  • Subtle Signs
  • The Colours of Doors
  • The Heat of the Moment
  • The Shadows Cast by Silent Stacks
  • Warning Signs
  • We Watch Each Other for the Signs
  • Word Slapped on a Garden Sign: Reap What You Sow
  • Unblinking
  • Vital Signs
  • You Are Entering the Tunnel of Love